Added Oct 6, 2009
Buffalo, New Yor...
I made this for my niece. This was my first foray into children’s clothing. I used BurdaStyle’s Sophia in 3T. Pretty straight-forward. The only alteration I made was flipping around the sleeve pattern and making a gathered cap sleeve.
The dress is fully lined, and hemmed with black bias binding on the hem and sleeves. Loop and button closure in the back. It’s pretty easy to go crazy with nice finishings when the garment you’re working with is so small.
The best part of this has to be the fabric. I loaded up the last time I was at IKEA on all the Cecelia series fabrics (I’ve seen a lot of people with the black and white birds, which I also have). I think kids clothing can be so cutesy, but I think this turned out fairly modern, while still being appropriately girly.
I plan to make a matching dress in 18mo for my other niece. I know, cute overload.
IKEA Cecelia fabric, cotton bias binding